The Infantry Rockers - one of the longest running under the radar US reggae/dub cumbia/punk bands celebrates 15 years of music together with a limited edition vinyl release on DIY independent label Near & Far Records (US). This 4 song release features an upbeat blend of angry reggae and dub that can only be found in the Infantry Rockers' unique sound. The "Black History EP," songs exhibit an enraged and earth shattering heavy mix of reggae with slight hints of echoed out African guitar, dubbed up to move the dance floor! Reworked heavy space-age steppers' dub versions complement the original vocal versions. In essence, this limited edition EP sounds like the vibe of Rage Against the Machine meets Prince Fatty, meets Radio Bemba with vocals in Patois. This limited release by Near & Far Records features 400 copies in black vinyl and 100 copies in green vinyl. Included in the vinyl release is a free download with an additional 5 live tracks, for a total of 9 tunes. These songs will also be available digitally through websites that sell music. Starting out as a dub collective in the 1990s with musicians from the US, Africa, and South America, the Infantry Rockers have been on different labels including the UK's Dubhead Records, as well as Joe Strummer's (of the Clash) non-profit Strummerville label, where they covered the Clash's "Rebel Waltz." Along with bands from Canada, the UK and US, this best-seller release titled "Shatter the Hotel" went on to achieve top chart status with rave reviews. PREVIOUS MEDIA PRAISE! Provides lots of good dancing material to keep you occupied while you wait (or work) for the revolution. ~ Rick Anderson, All Music Guide Energetic and forceful modern Reggae/dub/dancehall, with bits of Latin and British-style Ska thrown in. Solid and danceable sound, revolutionary lyrics, good stuff! ~ KZSU Radio. Stanford University, California A challenge to jack-booted thugs everywhere, it's a rangy piece of protest music sung in both English and Spanish. This isn't music for granola-munching hippies. It's a creative call to arms in the tradition of musicians and producers like Adrian Sherwood, The Clash of Sandinista, Dub Syndicate and Lee 'Scratch' Perry. ~ The Isthmus The sizzling mix combines dub, reggae, cumbia and other styles with vocals in English and Spanish. ~ World Music Central This stuff is really good, and it especially sounds good at excessive volumes. ~ Razorcake Ca groove, ca fesse, ca se melange a la cumbia, le dub, le tout avec une attitude punk. Ca sonne un peu old school mais sans sombrer dans l?orthodoxie que laisse supposer le roots, Infantry Rockers ne se gane pas pour ajouter des nouveaux ingredients pour agrémenter la sauce. Et cette sauce s'avère particulièrement savoureuse. ~ bangbangtemort Making a big, bold, worldwide sound that mixes everything like never before, this crew's streets are now worldwide and any fans of genre blending mix mastering are going to find this youthful world tour a real ear opener. ~ midwestrecord.
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.